The Asian tiger mosquito is an aggressive daytime biter that, when concentrated in large numbers in a backyard setting, can drive its victims indoor
The Asian tiger mosquito has very distinctive marking and is easily identifiable by even casual observer. It will bite often during board daylight as near dawn or dusk. This mosquito is a ‘container breeder’ which will deposit its eggs in almost any type of natural or artificial container which will hold water. The Asian tiger mosquito has a limited flight range and is most often encountered near its breeding habitat. This mosquito is not known vector of west Nile virus but may transmit dengue, eastern equine encephalitis and dog hear worm, it is also potential vector of St.Louis and Lacrosse encephalitis viruses.
The Culex mosquito, better known as the common house mosquito, is one of the three major types of mosquito inhabiting the planet. Since it typically obtains its blood meal from birds instead of humans
The male Culex mosquito feeds solely on plant nectar during its brief existence; on the other hand, the female Culex requires a blood meal to properly nourish her eggs before she lays them. The eggs are laid on the surface of standing water, in places where there are no signs of plant life. Items that can collect rain water on your property, such as tin cans, garden pots, used tires, rain barrels, children’s pools, etc., are ideal receptacles for breeding. The female deposits between 100 to 300 eggs, one at a time. They will hatch two days later.
The Culex larva will live in the water for approximately one to two weeks, coming up to the surface occasionally for oxygen. When it enters the pupa phase, it will float on top of the water from one to four days, resting until it ultimately transforms into an adult mosquito.
Not all mosquitoes are important disease carriers, even though most suck the blood of man and other vertebrate animals. Only thefemale mosquito bites. They require standing or slow moving water in which to develop, and breed in fish ponds, unattended swimming pools, and rain puddles.
Treatment and Control
Mosquito control begins with an accurate and thorough inspection of the target area and surrounding areas. Dewey Integrated Pest Management (DIMP) 5-step program will significantly reduce mosquito population from around the structure.
How fast can mosquitoes fly?
Depending upon the species, mosquitoes can fly at about 1 to 1.5 miles per hour. Mosquito species preferring to breed around the house, like the Asian tiger mosquito, have limited flight ranges of about 300 feet. Most species have flight ranges of 1-3 miles. When caught up in updrafts that direct them into winds high above the ground, mosquitoes can be carried great distances.
How much blood Mosquito take in a meal?
When feeding to repletion, mosquitoes imbibe anywhere from 0.001 to 0.01 milliliter.
Why do mosquitoes feed on blood?
Female mosquitoes imbibe blood so that their eggs can mature prior to laying. It serves no nourishment fuaction. Males do not take blood meals at all. In order to obtain energy, both male and female mosquitoes feed upon plant nectars - much in the same manner as honeybees. Lifespan vary by species. Most adult female mosquitoes live 2-3 weeks. Some species that over-winter in garages, culverts and attics can live as long as 6 months.
How high do mosquito’s fly ?
In general, mosquitoes that bite humans prefer to fly at heights of less than 25 ft. Asian Tiger Mosquitoes have been found breeding in tree holes over 40 feet above ground. In Singapore, they have been found in apartments 21 stories above ground. Mosquitoes have been found breeding up to 8,000 feet in the Himalayas and 2000 feet underground in mines in India.